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Questions tagged [national-accounts]

Covers how National Accounts statistics should be interpreted, as well as information regarding how National Statistical Institutes compile these concepts. May also answer questions raised by the international statistical community on methodological best practice for these statistics.

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How to extrapolate nominal GDP figures from year to another?

If I have data for nominal GDP data in local currency for several countries for a given year, how can I extrapolate the nominal GDP forward? Give that nominal GDP = quantities x prices, could I just ...
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Relevance of government liabilities to GDP

After Malaysia's national debt was [reassessed][1], its totaled $250bn along with other government liabilities. Now, I'm having trouble understanding the direct relevance of the ratio of goverment ...
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Difference between capital and current account

Why is an increase in foreign assets in a country different from us just selling foreigners our goods? As in why is one (inc. in assets) in capital account and the other (exports) in current account?
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Who gathers the production/use data that makes up GDP? And how?

I know that GDP can be calculated from the national accounts using data which says how much of each industry's output was bought by each other industry. But how is this kind of supply/use data ...
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Is the BEA double counting benefits in Personal Income?

The BEA (US Bureau of Economic Analysis) that produces the GDP and GDI also prepares a summary of Personal Income for the nation. In that it includes employer contributions for both private pensions ...
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why has the GDP per capita of Ireland grown of almost 30% between 2014 and 2015?

I came across these graphs today : https://data.oecd.org/gdp/gross-domestic-product-gdp.htm https://data.oecd.org/lprdty/gdp-per-hour-worked.htm In both, something doesn't make sense for me: the ...
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What are the values of NDP and NNP at factor cost for India for the past Several years?

I Want to compare the NFIA for Indian economy and any other economy also Want to see the impact of MNCs on the economy's factor income to abroad.
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UK GDP accounts for profits on sale of home

A house is built and sold to a family as their primary residence for £1000 in 2000. The purchase price is included in GDP for 2000. In 2001 the house is sold for £2500. The seller pays solicitors' and ...
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Why does private investment increase with public saving in the Saving-Investment Balance?

Branson, in Macroeconomics (2nd edition), writes the Saving-Investment Balance as: I = S + (T - G) My question is: why does private investment increase with increments in public saving (T-G)?
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Domestic Demand, Private Consumption, Public Consumption, Gross Fixed Investment Relationship

I'm reading the IMF's January 2016 Report on Sweden's Economic Indicators, and the top section has the following: Domestic Demand (2012) Percent Change: -0.6 Indented below are: Private ...
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What Level of Government Debt to GDP Ratio is Sustainable?

I was reading that Japan has a debt to gdp ratio of 240pc and I cannot understand why this has not left the country "bankrupt"? From looking at this like an ordinary person this level would be ...
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What's the difference (if any) between “fixed assets” and “fixed capital” in the UN SNA?

From my reading of the UN System of National Accounts (2008 update), "fixed assets" and "fixed capital" seem to be completely synonymous. Yet strangely there seem to be these two different terms. So ...
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International shipping services count as exports?

A Greek ship owner transports mouse traps from Albania to Japan, making every year ten million Euro in revenue and one million Euro in profits. The total value of the mouse traps he transports every ...
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Why is GDP equal to the sum of revenues?

National Income can be expressed in two ways : In can be derived from the GDP, as, roughly, a sum of "money spent" : GDP is equal to C + G + I + NX, where C, G, I and NX are houshold consumption, ...
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How is software treated in Gross Domestic Product calculations?

Is there a concise explanation of how software is treated in GDP calculations? It seems a bit complicated. I can only figure out part of the story: For consumer purchases, I think all software ...
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Have the Greek bailouts been included in state budgets Eurozone members?

A lot of people (mainly journalists and politicians) say that Eurozone taxpayers pay for the Greek bailouts. On the other hand, a lot of economists say that those money have not been added in the ...
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Balance of payments abbreviations

I am trying to decipher certain abbreviations related to balance of payments. They are strange, and i have to admit i have no idea what did they mean furthermore i was not able to find anything ...
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Calculate GDP by three different methods

I have the following question to answer in my macroeconomics textbook. Steel producer makes steel worth 4000 out of which 0.25 is sold to machines producer and 0.75 of steel is being sold to the car ...
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What would be the GDP of Algeria without Oil & Gas?

Facts : *Algeria's GDP is 230 B$, *Oil & Gas account for 30% (70 B$) My simplistic reasoning would say : Substract 70 from 230 and get a new GDP of 160 B$. ...
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What are the books usually called for studying the computation of GDP?

What are the books usually called for studying the computation of GDP? It seems that the economics growth by Barro doesn't discuss about that.